The 2nd iteration of the Gorgeous Gort 4M Road Race went well on Sunday last (17 February 2013)!

South Galway AC got a great day for the race and a rush of late entries took the number competing over 110.  Well done to Declan Belton and his crew of helpers on a well-run event.

Only one Athenry AC competitor ran, Dave Dunne, coming home easily under 27.

Full result is attached.  Photos from the event are on their Facebook site:

Press release

Over 100 athletes took part in the second Gorgeous Gort 4 mile road race on Sunday February 17th. A beautiful spring day with a stiff breeze greeted participants. The course consisted of a 4 mile loop around Gort town and the surrounding countryside.

Kilmurry Ibrickane AC athlete Julio Casar was first to cross the finish line in a time of 21:21, just ahead of Gort native Mairtin Grealish of Ennis Track (21:50). Billy King, from Galway City Harriers was third across the line in a time of 22:18.

Anna Crooks from Ennis Track was the 1st Senior Woman in at 24:53, 2nd in was Mary Kealy of Craughwell AC (27:21) and 3rd was Lisa McTigue (28:09).

The prize to the 1st Junior Man went to South Galway AC’s Gary Finn (32.53). The men’s over 40 prize went to Liam McGuane of Ennis Track who won in a time of 23:43; Michael Welby of Galway City Harriers won the over 50 prize in a time of 26:39 and Andrew Talbot from Clare River Harriers was 1st in the over 60 category in a time of 27:00.

Rena Deely was 1st in the Female over 40 category in a time of 30:32. Grainne Costello from Running Against Cancer came 1st in the over 50 category (41.33) and Mary Finn was 1st in the over 60 category.

South Galway Athletics Club was set up in 2011 and this is their second run in Gort town. All funds raised will be used to develop both the adult and juvenile sections of the club.

“Thanks to everyone who came out to support South Galway AC, participants, volunteers and sponsors” said Declan Belton, Race Director and Club Chairperson.

To learn more about the club visit www.southgalwayac.comor SouthGalway AthleticsClub on Facebook.

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